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February 2015 Edition
Interference, Components, Optics, Testing + Testing Tools, Open Theme
 
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News and Products of Note for SATCOM
Features
 
Branson Advances His Satellite Initiative, By Chris Forrester, Senior Contributor
There’s a British saying, which uses as its basis that buses—to those patiently waiting in a queue—always come in threes! This does seem to be true recently regarding new satellite constellations.
 
The Road To Interference Detection , By Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG)
Over the past year, I have caught myself talking about Carrier ID (CID) again and again—the time has come to change the record.
 
New RFI Cancellation Technologies Attack , By Bob Potter, Chief Technology Officer, SAT Corporation, A Kratos Company
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) continues to be a significant problem that affects both satellite operators and end users alike. There is much coordinated effort to combat the issue on the part of operators and industry groups such as the Satellite Interference Reduction Group (sIRG) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF).
 
The Challenges Of VSAT Interference, By Petter Amundsen, Chief Executive Officer, VeriSat
Satellite interference is a relatively new topic for VeriSat. We have worked in the industry for a number of years, providing test equipment and monitoring solutions for interactive satellite communications and VSAT technologies.
 
Detecting Carrier ID, By Roger Franklin, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal
Carrier ID (CID) has been a topic of conversation in recent years because it is one of the most effective means to combating satellite interference.
 
Getting The Data Right, By Mark Rawlins, Chairman, The Space Data Association, and Director of Communication System Operations, Eutelsat
Across the industry, we are seeing a growing importance and emphasis of data for a wide variety of purposes. Interference is no exception. If we have the correct data, and the ability to analyze and use of that data effectively, we can make great headway in resolving interference.
 
Broadcasting + Satellites: A Pair With A Future, By Carlos Espinós Gómez, Chief Executive Officer, HISPASAT
The broadcasting sector is experiencing a thrilling moment, filled with changes and new developments of all kinds, from technology and consumer habits to business models.
 
An EOmag 2015 Viewpoint + Survey Participation, By Geoff Sawyer, EARSC Secretary General (This editorial first appeared in the EOmag Winter 2014/2015 issue, repurposed with permission.)
Last year, 2014, was a most exciting year for Earth Observation (EO) companies. We witnessed some massive changes in the market that included the arrival of Skybox 1 & 2 data, the entry of Google via their purchase of Skybox Imaging, the launch of Worldview 3, the authorization for the sale of satellite imagery with resolutions down to 25cm, and the launch of several other initiatives that are all aimed at putting more commercial imagery on the market.
 
Careers: The Road To The Future... Five Ways To Focus Your Business For Continued Growth, By Bert Sadtler, Senior Contributor
 
A GL Communications Focus: SATCOM — Apps, Testing + Test Tools..., The unique aspects of the satellite communications channel, especially of geosynchronous satellites, will be reviewed in this article.
Ever since Sir Arthur C. Clarke brought his proposal for geostationary satellite communications to the world in the 1945 edition of Wireless World magazine, their use has brought hope, prosperity, entertainment, and knowledge to humanity, all starting with the launch of Intelsat’s Early Bird, the first commercial geostationary communications satellite in 1965.
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